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With Last Spring’s Extremely Late Planting Season, No-Tilling Corn in 20-Inch Rows Could Have Helped Overcome Yield Worries

As it did for many corn growers in 2019, the late planting season hit home with Fred Below as many of his research plots didn't get planted until after June 1. And he's convinced delayed planting can easily cost a grower 15-20% of their potential yield. So what should a grower do to protect yields when faced with a weather-stressed late planting situation?
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Evaluating Your Crops After Tough Spring Weather

Scout your fields, manage weeds proactively and provide timely applications of nutrients if you want to reach or exceed your yield goals this year.
On our farm in northeast Nebraska, both corn and soybeans were planted in a timely manner — by May 10 — after a cold, dry and open winter and then a dry and cold spring.
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Tips For Getting More From Your ‘P And K’

Building healthier no-till soils, frequent soil testing and other readily available products and practices can help no-tillers stretch their fertility dollars further, regardless of their application system.
The price tag for phosphorus and potassium is way too high for no-tillers to allow nutrients to tie up, float away or just plain not do their job effectively.
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6 Secrets That Could Help Boost Soybean Yields

After the “7 Wonders Of The Corn-Yield World” challenged status-quo thinking about corn, researchers Fred Below and Jason Haegele are breaking new ground with the secret sauce for doubling soybean yields.
Three years ago, Stark City, Mo., farmer Kip Cullers set the world record for soybean yields at 160 bushels an acre, nearly four times the average soybean field in the U.S.
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Getting The Most Out Of Nitrogen

No-tillers can improve their utilization of ‘N’ by measuring variability in their fields and taking advantage of biotech corn.
There's more pressure than ever today for no-tillers to increase corn yields, and the challenge of high fertilizer prices and environmental regulations aren't going away either.
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Corn Rootworm-Resistant Hybrids Need More Nutrients

The larger root mass in hybrids with corn-rootworm resistance function longer and remove more water and nutrients than non-corn-rootworm counterparts.
No-tillers need to pay attention to the extra phosphorus, zinc and other nutrients that corn rootworm-resistant (CRW) hybrids use compared to biotech hybrids without the CRW trait, says Fred Below, University of Illinois plant physiologist.
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